Austin Shippey is a witch and modern-day cunning man. He is the author of "Praesidium, A Handbook of Magical Defense and Protection."
His work with many clients as a cunning man across the Pacific Northwest has allowed him to experience the influence of magic in its most powerful form: helping the average person with spiritual and mundane crises, healing and fixing the situation in a way that only a magical person can. These up-close and personal experiences with the demonic and malefic sides of the spiritual world led him to write “Praesidium,” a book which can help those undergoing spiritual trouble and turmoil overcome their darkness to once again rejoice in the light.
Austin’s involvement with witchcraft began in his early teenage years, culminating in initiation into the Alexandrian tradition. His work serves the Old Gods and the many Initiates seeking a higher fulfillment of the soul through the magic and mysteries of life.
Continuing in the practice of a living witchcraft tradition and reanimating the methods of forgotten folk magic are Austin’s magical passions, which he pursues with one foot in this world and another in the world of the spirit.